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L130 John Deere Transmission is junk dont buy the tractor!

byocgamer May 26, 2011
14 Helpfuls 15 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Cheap, cuts well, cigerette lighter power port, cup holders.
Cons Lights, mower deck grass exhaust port, transmission, JD customer service, service cost.
Recommended it? No

I own the John Deere L130 that I got from a big box store.  The mower works great.  I do all the maintenance on it and it works flawlessly.  It has a few technical problems but nothing too serious.  Its main problems are a badly designed grass exhaust port which is too small and... Read full review »

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Good for something

byoktulsaman Sep 10, 2009
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros The Kohler engine starts easy and seems to work very well.
Cons Everything besides the engine..............
Recommended it? No

After replacing the spindles and multiple PTO switches and clutches I have finally figured out what the L130 is good for..........  It does a fantastic job of pulling my 8 ft lawn sprayer around the property killing weeds like a mad scientist with my potion of weed whacking chemicals that would... Read full review »

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My 39yr old Massy still running...John Deere is dead after 4yrs

byeddy39 Jul 25, 2009
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros The cup holder as mentioned before.
Cons Everything
Recommended it? No

Bought a new John Deere L130 Lawn mower 4 years ago.  Tires are bald as an eagle $85 to replace.  Was cutting grass 2 nights ago and the front axel snapped in two.  I was stunned the F***s were flying I tell you!  Imagine 4 years old and my two front tires went out sideways like you wouldn't... Read full review »

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Review

bygps65 May 18, 2009
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Reliable, good features.
Cons Hard to clean spindle covers w/o compressed air.
Recommended it? Yes

We have had our L130 for 5 years and 195 hours, and have never had any problem with it, other than mice building a nest in the flywheel housing from time to time, and the trailer tongue bending. One of the attractions was the Kohler twin cyl engine, which has been flawless. We mow about an acre and... Read full review »

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POS John Deere L130

byjonnybrite Mar 26, 2009
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great Mower other than above
Cons Nothing but the bad Spindles
Recommended it? Yes

I have a Deere John L130 with 50 Hours on it, 3 years old, and the Spindles are shot! it has been back for maintenance every year, and the last time it was back from maintenance, that is when I noticed the loud spindle noise the first time I turned it on. This time a drive in John deere service man... Read full review »

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John Deere L130-It's been great!

byboomerangj Mar 16, 2009
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Comfortable-bigger chassis then others in the price range.  Tight turning radius,...
Cons The deck suporting hardware and deck guide wheels could be stronger.
Recommended it? Yes

I bought the L130 4 years ago.  I decided to purchase from the dealer as opposed to Home Depot.  When the dealer delivered it he took one look at my Lakeside hilly lot  (~1 acre) and said there is no way this mower can handle this yard.  I will take it back and give you a full refund.

Not... Read full review »

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A Bunch Of Problems

bycannondragger Mar 13, 2009
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Kohlor motor is great. Seat adjustment is good. Seat is comfortable.
Cons Weak steel materials used. Poor design for maintenance. Most parts seem to be MTD.
Recommended it? No

My L130 has about 225 hours. My Father bought it from Home Depot. I have repaired the fuel tank on his Gravely and it is what we are using again at his house. On the John Deere I have replaced the electric clutch, the bracket is poorly designed, when you get into slightly heavy grass or the... Read full review »

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GREEN AND YELLOW GARBAGE

bybostonlegal Oct 9, 2007
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros No pros piece of junk, I should of known better
Cons Junk, Crap Garbage
Recommended it? No

I have a L130 that is four years old. The transmission went out in the first fifty hours. The engine smokes everytime I start it. If I dont use it for two weeks the battery goes dead. The latest the PTO would not work, local John Deere dealer diagnosis the wiring harness is shorted from a pinch... Read full review »

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By all means buy if you enjoy cutting your grass twice

bycelfan Oct 4, 2007
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros My grass eventually looks good, but I basically cut the yard twice.
Cons Pretty much everything else.
Recommended it? No

It has been a pain since day one. I have had it for three years and just about everything has gone wrong with it. It smokes. It sputers. The spark plugs go bad. It doesn't cut well at all. Forget it if your grass is even remotely damp. The engine will start to die and you'll have to stop, therefore... Read full review »

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Better choices that a John Deere for lawn tractors.

byduckhead2 Sep 9, 2007
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Love the hydromatic transmission, turning radius, power.
Cons John Deere company---can not fix the problems. If you can't fix a...
Recommended it? No

I have spent over $400 in approx. 4 years on repairs (less than 200 hours of use)---not including maintenance. I replaced the blade spindles do to excess noise. The new ones were supposed to be improved--have grease fittings. After a year the new spindles are noisy, keeping them greased has not... Read full review »

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A real piece of junk....its a walmart tractor painted in green

byharleyluvr06 Aug 21, 2007
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros When it worked it mowed OK....The transmission was very smooth...
Cons The frame is a piece of garbage. Mine let loose at a weld.
Recommended it? No

After spending my hard earned money on this tractor, i thought i was getting something special. All you hear people talk about is john deere this and john deere that. When i purchased this i should have went with my head. I should have purchased a cub cadet LT1045. This john deere has given me... Read full review »

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John Deere Junk Sale - cheap but don't buy it.

bypear67 Aug 7, 2007
14 Helpfuls 15 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Automatic , high back seat , gas tank under seat , good sized gas tank.
Cons Bagger no hard side bags motor smokes nongreasable blade shafts subquality replacement...
Recommended it? No

I was anticipating the L130 by John Deere to be a quality product like my previous Deere products. Instead this one is a cheaply made piece of junk with a name brand stuck on it. The motor smokes on startup , the deck is a pain to level and keep level , the steering is already getting hard to turn... Read full review »

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Love it!

bydoctorair Jul 19, 2007
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Cuts REALLY tall grass with ease, Easy to start, Wife can use also!
Cons Gas Guzzler, Grass deflector clogs easy, Needs a built in stereo!
Recommended it? Yes

I just purchased a house on about 3.5 acres. Bought the Deere 2 weeks ago and have been using it EVERYDAY to mow grass taller than I am (6'). It hasn't missed a beat! I rigged a bungee cord to the grass deflector to pick it up when mowing real tall grass due to it getting clogged. It does like gas,... Read full review »

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No problems here!

byotrff602 Jun 14, 2007
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros 48" cut, price, ease of use, seems durable
Cons I wish the top speed was a little bit faster but hey!
Recommended it? Yes

I had purchased this mower from Home Depot to use on my yard at home. It has worked perfectly for this. I then started mowing a friends duplex and a few commercial accounts with the same mower. The 48" cut is great and the mower handles everything I am doing great. I wish it was a little bit faster... Read full review »

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Runs like a Deere

bymotorhead71 Apr 11, 2007
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Power, cut quality, comfort, throaty exhaust reminds me of a Harley without the hearing...
Cons A little slower than I would like.
Recommended it? Yes

I bought this mower last year, and even though did not find many good reviews on it, purchased from a local dealer(hate the big box know nothings) and put over 200 hours on her. I own a commercial lawn business, and wanted something lower end for a test machine to see how it would hold up to daily... Read full review »

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transmission is worthless

bymsdickerson Feb 16, 2007
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros none
Cons Does not LAST AT ALL.
Recommended it? No

I have now been throw 2 transmissions from attempting to snow blow with this woefully crappy built tractor. Biggest mistake I have made is buying a "hydramatic/automatic" tranny built by Tough Torque for Deere..

DONT BUY THIS THING.
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$2,500 of pure junk from John Deere and Home Depot

bybftate1 Nov 1, 2006
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Used about 65 hours
Cons In the John Deere shop for about 3,300 hours
Recommended it? No

Shame on John Deere and Home Depot for taking advantage of the American public in this way. (I had a 12 HP MTD that worked flawlessly for over 15 years.) At about 50 hours a poor quality part broke in the deck lifting mechanism. With a great deal of effort and time, John Deere fixed it in about 4... Read full review »

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Average feedback for my first JD riding mower

bydo_ma_ca Jun 28, 2006
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Clean cut, comfort, Kohler engine
Cons Blue smoke worrisome, JD bagger attachment, not sure value equals cost
Recommended it? No

I got sticker shock when I first looked at JD riding mowers. I still don't think a mower should cost as much as a decent used car, but I spent my hard-earned $2600 for the JD L130. I can't stand cheap power equipment, and I think you generally get what you pay for. I wanted the JD name because of... Read full review »

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Looks like a Deere, Kohler 23HP Dual Overhead,Large Rear Tires, comfortable, mows even

bypafarmer Jun 20, 2006
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy steering, Big Rear tires. Poweful Kohler 23HP Nice paint bright headlights...
Cons Grass doesn't grow fast enough for me to operate the L130 everyday.
Recommended it? Yes

I bought my John Deere L130A used but in new condition. The previous owner was happy with it but bought a Zero Radius turn tractor. He kept up with the filter and oil changes and other general service.

I was brought up on a large working farm and have operated BIG tractors along with... Read full review »

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John Deere Mower Clutch

bygecko24 Jun 11, 2006
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros None
Cons Cheapen down to compete.........
Recommended it? No

Two year old John Deere L130.........

Mower clutch replaced 3 times with a run around of what I have been doing wrong each time by the dealer....


John Deere has turned into the Maytag of mowers......

Buy a Cub Cadet Read full review »

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